While Montana may be known as "The Last Best Place", Billings should be known simply as the BEST place in Montana to further your education. Billings is home to 4 institutions offering degree programs from nursing and education to cosmetology and pilot training. Whether you want to save lives or become master of the skies, Billings has an opportunity for you. Rapid growth and a healthy economy have made Billings a hot spot for national companies to invest, and it was recently named the "best small city to start a business" by Forbes. With a nickname like that, you can expect plenty of opportunities for a starting career or personal ventures after graduation.
Billings also has plenty of opportunities to explore outside the classroom. The mountainous surroundings and extensive trail systems are the perfect playground for running, walking, and biking. For a weekend adventure, a quick two-hour drive will bring you to the wilderness of our nation's first national park, Yellowstone. and as the largest city in Montana, there is also plenty going on downtown. a short walking tour will take you to six of Billings' 10 microbreweries and a distillery. For something different, go to the rodeo or see the Roller Derby Dames tear up the rink. With so much room to grow and things to do, Billings is the first place you should be looking to start or continue your education.